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Elaina Newcome

7th Generation Farmer | Nurse-by-Trade | Social Media and Client Management

Who needs chocolate for Valentine’s Day when you have seeds?

February is the time to pour over seed catalogs and plan for Spring planting. I don’t know about you, but seeing all the bright pictures makes me giddy! I know gardening is A LOT of work, but it it’s a must when you live on a farm.

We grow a lot of what we eat and also sell the extras along with our beef, pork, and chicken. We also grow much of the feed for our animals, and grind it ourselves to make sure they are getting everything they need.

We would love to hear about what you are planning on planting in your gardens this year. Send us a message or reply to this newsletter. We’d love to chat! Happy Planning!

Hello February!

This month is a month of excitement and hope! Excitement for Spring and all the seeds going in the ground, and hope for a bountiful harvest this coming fall. We also had to prepare for a weather event that brought lots of ice & snow.

We prepared by making sure we have everything ready so we can grind feed and give our animals hay. A lot of ice or snow & bitter cold means several things on the farm.

Lot’s of snow and ice means we may not be able to get to the hay. Since it’s stored in the barns, the bales are large, round, and weigh 900 pounds each, require equipment to move them. If its icy, the equipment can’t gain traction on the ground or if we get lots of snow, we first may have to dig out to get to the supplies & the pens where the animals are.

Another thing that can happen; the electric can go out. If the electric goes out that means water can’t be pumped to the waterers or spigots. Rusty is also a Township Trustee so he will be out clearing the township roads. That leaves the rest of the family to take care of the animals and the home front.

We are grateful for each one of you and to enjoy being a part of your lives by providing meat for you and your family!

Have a great February!

Mendy

Steers in the barn

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